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troubleshooting Question

Testing Postfix

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I've installed postfix on my local development machine (Ubuntu 10.4). I would like to do a test. I've found the following script, but have problems executing it.

telnet 25
MAIL FROM: <from-email>
RCPT TO: <recipient-email>
Type message here.
. <Enter>


I enter the commands line by line and get the following results:

r7af@r7af-ubuntu:~$ telnet 25
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
220 r7af-ubuntu ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.3/8.14.3/Debian-9.1ubuntu1; Tue, 6 Jul 2010 17:32:00 +0200; (No UCE/UBE) logging access from: localhost.r7af-ubuntu(OK)-localhost.r7af-ubuntu []
250-r7af-ubuntu Hello localhost.r7af-ubuntu [], pleased to meet you
MAIL FROM: me@server.com
451 4.3.0 Temporary system failure. Please try again later.

The error log reports the following:

Jul  6 17:13:40 r7af-ubuntu postfix/master[11352]: fatal: bind port 25: Address already in use
Jul  6 17:27:01 r7af-ubuntu sm-mta[11406]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): hash map "access": missing map file /etc/mail/access.db: No such file or directory

What can I do to get this working?
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